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Tuesday Morning Tidy: Organizing Tips for Spring

I've been in major organizing mode this past month or so. Spring is a great time for cleaning and repurposing space around your house. After spending more time inside during the winter months, I always feel like the house needs a refresh!

Recently, I've organized my main floor office, my half of the closet, and under the kitchen sink. Here are a few of the tricks and tools I've found most handy!

Use vertical space. We've been in our house for over 10 years, so we've exhausted the layout and don't want to add any big, bulky furniture. However, there was space in the office to add a bookshelf, adding new vertical square feet for storage and decor. We already had one of these bookcases, and it's held up well, so we added another! Hooks are another great way to leverage vertical space.

Hidden storage can also be decorative. At the top of each bookshelf, I have one of these linen covered boxes. The leather handle is pretty, and they hide photos and important papers that I need to keep handy. I have a hyacinth basket that hides all of our fish tank supplies.

Organize first, shop second. This is a lesson I've definitely learned the hard way! Now I clear out the space, organize the way that seems most practical, and then shop for containers. It always works better when I purchase storage that matches the way I organize, rather than force myself to organize based on a pretty bin.

Include kids in organizing. I've been including my kids in the organizing process, and they tend to keep things much more organized if they've been involved. One has an organized nightstand and the other keeps the bathroom sink area tidy. It's a start!

Kids rooms are fun to organize! While I try not to get too kitschy or thematic in our main living spaces, I've found some really fun products for kids' rooms, like these lockers!

Don't underestimate spinning! A container that can spin is always a win! I love a lazy susan under the sink and in the pantry, and my markers and pens spin on my desk.

Think creatively. I have vases with markers in them and canning jars with toys inside. A vessel can be used to contain just about anything that needs to be corralled--get creative!

Favorite Products:

If you're interested in more organizing products, we've "organized" them in our Amazon shop.

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